The Overtime! Weekly ‘Twitter Take Five’

Following your favorite NEC athlete or sportswriter on Twitter is an enjoyable experience, but can also become an overwhelming one.

With so many people to follow and so much information to digest, it isn’t always easy to manage. Hence, the Overtime! Blog’s Twitter Take Five, a new weekly feature that selects five of the most intriguing/significant Tweets from across the NEC and presents them to our fans right here on the Official Blog of the Northeast Conference.



Tweet No. 5 – David Crawford, WR, Wagner football


For a second we thought President Obama made a surprise appearance on Staten Island to pose alongside this preseason all-NEC receiver.  Upon further review, however, we realized that the man in the photo could not have been President Obama since he was wearing Jersey No. 11 and not the President’s No. 44.  A meeting with the President is not out of the realm of possibility for Wagner in the coming months.  Should Wagner clinch the Northeast Conference crown in two weeks and go onto win  the FCS title, the Seahawks would earn a congratulatory invite to the White House.


Tweet No. 4 – Anthony Kurtin, Associate Director of Athletics, St. Francis (NY)


Believe it or not, St. Francis College’s Associate AD was lucky to fill up without a wait.  There has been a lot of pain at the pump of late in the Tri-State Area, and it is not only because of the prices.  Through it all, the people of New York and New Jersey have shown tremendous resolve as they slowly inch back to normalcy.


Tweet No. 3 – Tony Graham, Writer/Reporter, Asbury Park Press 


Tony Graham, a longtime source for sports at the Jersey Shore, sent out this encouraging tweet on the state of Monmouth University’s Multi-Purpose Activity Center.  The facility was serving as an evacuation shelter for coastal Ne w Jersey residents during and after Hurricane Sandy. With normalcy slowly returning to the area, the MAC appears ready to host Monmouth’s men’s basketball opener against Hofstra on Friday night, November 9.


Tweet No. 2 – Ashley Marie B., Alumnae, Robert Morris University


As this former Robert Morris cheerleader reminds us, your preferred candidate may not have won on Election Day, but there is still plenty of reason to smile.  It’s still football season and the races in both the NEC and NFL are heating up.  Before this Steel City diehard watches her Steelers on Sunday, we suggest she tune into FCS or ESPN3 for the NEC-TV Featured Game of the Week between Monmouth and Saint Francis (PA) on Saturday.


Tweet No. 1 – Dana DellaValle, Sacred Heart cheer team


Kudos to this Sacred Heart cheerleader for helping spread the word about SHU’s #Sandy relief efforts.  Show your #PioneerPride and bring clothing to this Saturday’s games.  Your efforts will help put a smile of someone’s face during this tough time.



BONUS TWEET – @BuffaloHippie, Member of a Twitter-based Buffalo Bills fan group (#Billsmafia)


Yes, former Monmouth Hawk Chris Hogan is back in the NFL.  The receiver, who garnered a good deal of attention as a Miami Dolphin thanks to his appearances on HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” has signed on with the Buffalo Bills. Hogan, who was one of the Dolphins’ final cuts following the preseason, will be a Practice Squad player for Miami’s AFC East rival.


– November 8, 2012 –

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